Category Archives: Policies

A Priority in the Next Round of Negotiations: Modernizing the ‘Policies for Librarians’

In the joint statement issued by the Provost’s office on behalf of the University of Toronto Administration and the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) on October 27, 2014, the community was informed that: “…the parties have committed to making … Continue reading

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University of St. Michael’s Collective Agreement – A Good Resource for UofT Librarians

Please see the University of St. Michael’s collective agreements, 2012-2014,St. Michael’s College  . A new agreement has been negotiated but updates are not yet ready for release. This is a good resource to examine if you are interested in seeing … Continue reading

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Why do Academic Librarians in Canada need secure, academic status?

The answer is simple, for one important reason, academic freedom. With academic status comes the protection of ‘academic freedom.’ Canadians do not have the First Amendment to fall back on nor the associated history of court cases that have testified … Continue reading

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UTFA Librarians Town Hall – February 24, 2016.

Please note a meeting on February 24, 2016 for UTFA Librarian Members to discuss the next stage of new policies for the appointment and promotion of academic librarians at the University of Toronto is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 at … Continue reading

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“The Historical Connections Among Academic Status for Canadian University Librarians, Academic Freedom, and the Requirement for Research and Scholarly Work”

Here is an interesting, reflective blog on the history of academic librarianship and the requirement for scholarship in the promotion: http://words.usask.ca/ceblipblog/2015/12/01/the-historical-connections-among-academic-status-for-canadian-university-librarians-academic-freedom-and-the-requirement-for-research-and-scholarly-work/

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How is ‘scholarship’ defined for Academic Librarians at the University of Toronto?

Appointed librarians in the University of Toronto Library System (UTLS) have workloads defined as consisting of three principal areas of responsibilities:  professional practice, service, scholarship or professional creative activities (WLPP as of Oct. 3, 2015 and the Library Workload Policy … Continue reading

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Compilation of Policies and Best Practices: UofT Librarians and Research Leaves

Looking for that one statement or clause pertaining to research leaves or research days? Not sure what your application for a research leave should include? The UTFA librarians committee has compiled this guide which might help: Final-Sep22-2013-ResearchLeavePolicies-Librarians

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